Master Mold Maker at Westfall Technik

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Walnut, California

Job Description:

Westfall Technik is a global holding company which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design, production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end manufacturing.


Competitive advantages such as vertical integration, speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider positively impacting our customers' business. We are powered by experienced people with diversified capabilities and specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to what we do; we simplify the process to deliver a customer experience that is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of accountability.


This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all about. The statement embodies the company's commitment to total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.

Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive ----no matter how complex the customers' challenge.

We look forward to having an interesting conversation with you.


Title: Master Mold Maker

Position: Fulltime / Non-Exempt

Location: Walnut, CA

Manager: No

Reports to: Operations Manager


The Master Mold Maker at Fairway Injection Molds, a Westfall-Technik company, is responsible for managing ultra-precision tooling projects. A successful candidate should have the physical stamina to spend long hours on their feet and perform repetitive tasks. A Master Mold Maker will have strong CAD skills, knowledge of computer numerically controlled machine tools, and extensive experience in working with steel tolerances in the .0002 range. Master Mold Makers are a key part of our world class team that designs, builds, and tests molds, automation, and turn-key systems. You will play an active role in all phases of the development process.


  • Blueprint reading, following instructions, and use of CAD programs to plan mold construction operations and sequencing.

  • Project Management of tooling projects from design to shipment.

  • SME for Tool Making, DFM, DFMEA and Steel Selection.

  • Ensuring first articles of steel machining processes are completed.

  • Verification of correct manufacturing set-ups and inspection procedures.

  • Analysis and repair of existing tooling and molds.

  • Ensuring that all documentation, inspection reports, and checklists are completely and correctly populated and filed in the job history file.

  • Creating prototype products, fixtures, and jigs to check the effectiveness of newly created molds.

  • Analyzing and correcting non-conforming mold function.

  • Disassembling mold tooling for cleaning and repairs.

  • Mentoring of apprentice Mold Makers and Machining Specialists.

  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Certificate of Graduation from an accredited 4-year mold making apprenticeship program, and/or a Bachelor of Science degree in an applicable engineering discipline

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in precision mold making, post completion of education requirements above.

  • Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Exceptional ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and results.

  • Exceptional ability to work in a team driven environment.

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks and Mastercam.

  • In-depth knowledge of computer numerically controlled machine tools, precision measurement devices, and other shop equipment.

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent manual dexterity, wrist-finger speed, and arm-hand steadiness.

  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision when necessary.

  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Performing all other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Maintain good attendance.

  • Work well with fellow employees.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

  • Repeat the same movements.

  • Stand for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs.

  • Manipulation of heavy components for mold assembly and disassembly.


The work environment is usually in a clean, temperature controlled, manufacturing facility with low to moderate noise level. Safety glasses are required. Fast paced and professional with a commitment to excellence. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Paid time off

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • HSA or FSA

  • Other types of insurance

  • 401(k) matching

  • Paid time off

  • Parental Leave

Westfall -Technik is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment